2 cm Erdkampflafette 151/20

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2 cm Erdkampflafette 151/20

Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 07 Aug 2005 00:28

Does anyone know more about this gun mount? Was it ever put into mass production?

I've found a draft for the manual, so this is the only info I have: 2 cm Erdkampflafette 151/20

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Post by tom! » 07 Aug 2005 08:48

Hi.

I have a (not too good)copy of one of the sources mentioned in your link (D 1888/2) including two photos. If you´re interested I´ll scan it for you.

Yours

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 07 Aug 2005 13:23

I have that too, but thanks for the offer ;)

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Post by jopaerya » 07 Aug 2005 18:28

Hi

In the Waffen Revue 29 there is one foto of a lot
of captured M.G. 151/20 Drilling in Koln
So I think it is a serie production , there is also
some info in the book Westwall from Manfred Gross
that in September 1944 they produced 50 M.G. 151
M II for the Fest Dienststelle Düren , but I don't know
if this is a 151/15 or 151/20 drilling.

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Post by Patrice » 08 Aug 2005 05:22

Hello.
A pic from 'Small Arms, Artillerie and Special Weapons of the Third Reich, Macdonald and Jane's editions.
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 08 Aug 2005 08:21

jopaerya
Thanks for the info. The 2 cm Erdkampflafette MG 151/20 only mounted one gun, though - the Drilling Sockel on the picture appears to be for fortification purposes, or vehicles.

Patrice
Thanks for the picture - this appears to be a different mount (probably a field conversion), as it has wheels (as opposed to the Erdkampflafette).

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Post by jopaerya » 08 Aug 2005 16:20

Hello

Christian or Tom could you scan the foto of the Erdkampflafette
151/20 , I am very curious how it looks like .
Thanks in advance

Regards Jos

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Post by the Rocketman » 16 Aug 2005 20:39

Hi,

Is there any evidance of the use of this weapon on the SdKfz 7 Feurleitwagen's of the SS-500 battery in April or May 1945 in Northern Germany?
I have a oral report that this vehicle was used in this role after the dismatle of the V-2 battery.
The man says that they did remove the upper hull and placed the weapon inside.

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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 17 Aug 2005 11:44

I have those 2 photos:Volkssturm parade in Poznań (Posen).As you can see they are towing on trolley a small guns-probably MG 151/20.It is reported that this kind of weapon was produced in Poznań
(this city is also known of producing:Fw190 & Ta 154, armament for Luftwaffe and various equipment)

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 17 Aug 2005 12:26

Those are some very nice photographs - thanks!

Christian

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 31 Aug 2005 23:04

Thanks Andrew, though I have that manual :)

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Post by jopaerya » 01 Sep 2005 08:46

Hi @ndrew

Thank you for sharing the fotos of the Erdkampflafette
for the 151/20.

Regards Jos

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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 01 Sep 2005 11:14

Your welcome!

A pic from 'Small Arms, Artillerie and Special Weapons of the Third Reich, Macdonald and Jane's editions.

on pic posted by Patrice is Mg151 and it has attached weels from.......Me-109!-> have a look below:

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Post by ducatim901 » 03 Sep 2005 22:52

the drilling was placed in SdKfz (don't know the precise type), and by my knowledge not used is fortifications.
the germans used a 2cm KwK in the Festung HvH but this was a gun from a armored reconnessancecar.

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